Category: News

Vasco Da Gama to Sail Under Nicko Cruises

Vasco da GamaThe Vasco Da Gama will be operating under Mystic Cruises’ German-based cruise brand, Nicko. “With the popular Vasco Da Gama, the latest addition to the fleet in the Nicko Cruises family, you can discover the world from 2021. Small enough for a family atmosphere, big enough for a fantastic onboard experience and personal freedom,” the cruise line wrote on its website. (


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Scenic Group Welcomes Cruise Industry Expert Benny Weidacher as Vice President of Global Cruise Operations

Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours (Logo)Emerald Cruises (Logo)Benny Weidacher has joined Scenic Group as Vice President of Global Cruise Operations. Weidacher will oversee all operational aspects of the company’s hotel services, culinary programs, expedition teams and technical departments for the award-winning river and ocean cruising yacht fleet for Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Scenic Eclipse and Emerald Cruises brands. (more…)

CLIA UK Writes to Foreign & Commonwealth Office – Other Cruise News: Sky Princess Extends Her UK Season – Empress of the Seas Goes To India

by Kevin Griffin

This week we look at more positive developments. From London comes news that CLIA is proposing to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office that it loosen its ban for passengers sailing on members’ cruise ships from the UK. Elsewhere, the Sky Princess is to expand her UK season this autumn. And Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas is moving to a new base in India. (more…)

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Four More Cruise Ships Expected to Leave Carnival Corp. Fleet

Carnival Corporation & plc  (logo)Another four cruise ships are set to be disposed of from the Carnival Corporation global fleet, the company announced in its fourth quarter earnings release. Carnival had recently announced it was disposing of 18 ships, and now says that number will be elevated to 19, and 15 ships have already left the fleet, meaning four more are now scheduled to find new homes or be retired. (


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